My wish list for the new Pakatan Harapan government (Part 2)


Tota continues with the second part of his wish list for the new Pakatan Harapan government.

Here you go:

  • Reform the judiciary and make it completely independent.
  • Ensure gender equality.
  • Institute anti-racist, anti-xenophobic and anti-religious extremism policies. Put in place Ketuanan Rakyat and a Malaysian Agenda in place of narrow, outdated chauvinistic mindsets.
  • Give priority to national unity and build a united nation.
  • Sign all thus far unsigned UN Conventions, especially the:

– International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
– International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
– International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
– UN Convention against Torture.

  • Amend the Constitution to establish an elected Senate.
  • Abolish the post of attorney general and appoint an independent public prosecutor (the US model) or an independent director of prosecution (UK model).
  • Ensure there is legislation to put into effect the Federal Court ruling that the consent of both parents is required to convert underage children to Islam if one partner in a marriage converts to Islam.
  • Muslim family law: look again at pre-1980 provisions and incorporate the best features of the Moroccan and Singapore models.
  • Reopen or re-examine the following cases: the Altantunya murder case and other unexplained high-profile deaths (eg Teoh Beng Hock) and abductions;the Scorpene Submarine corruption scandal involving Baginda; and the National Feedlot Corporation corruption scandal and recover the missing RM250m

Tota, short for Theatre Of The Absurd, is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to our Thinking Allowed section.

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Johan Khun Pana

We do have to ensure that the LGBT and the naturist group ( nudist) have some protection as well. There must be a law for their Do’s and Don’t.
At the moment , they all faces persecution.

Cheng Eak Chew

Yes, ensure gender equality …… but how about ensure equality, fairness and just to all races in Malaysia ? Doesn’t it one of the top priority too?

Michael Chong

Peace and harmony is all I ask.

Philip Lim

Very good list for the moment.